Courtesy of Olga's
An art historian concluded that Bandy
so named because his leg was crooked.
|Bandy b c 1747 (Cade
- Vane's Little Partner, by Crofts' Partner).
Sire Line Godolphin Arabian.
Owned by Thomas Meredith, who also
owned his sire Cade, Bandy was the second foal of
Vane's Little Partner, a half sister to the taproot mare of
4-b, Bay Bloody Buttocks (b f 1729). His successful turf career spanned
Bandy retired to stud, first at
the Oak-Tree, Leeming Lane, near Richmond in Yorkshire, and then joined
Lord Grosvenor's Eaton Stud in Cheshire, where he covered from 1758 to
1770. He later covered at Oxcroft Farm, near West Wratting in
Cambridgeshire, where he stood along with the younger stallions,
(gr c 1760), Dux (b c 1761) and Cardinal Puff (gr c 1760),
whilst commanding a fee of 5 guineas.
In spite of his good pedigree
Bandy's stud career was largely unremarkable, with the exception of two
daughters. Bonduca (b f 1760) was the dam of Chocolate (ch c 1777
Sweetbriar), a useful sire in Ireland. An unnamed Bandy Mare (not
recorded in the General Stud Book), was the dam of Cardinal Puff* (b c
1782) who was sent to Maryland where he is seen as a cross in early
trotting horse pedigrees.
|Sister to Chaunter
|Sister to Mixbury
|Sister to Guy
In October of 1752 at Newmarket Bandy won a Subscription
Purse for 260 guineas, over the Beacon Course, beating Lord Eglintoun's
Lightfoot (b c 1747 Cade), whose dam was Sister to Bonny Lass, by Bay
Bolton, Sir John Moore's Slouch (ch c 1747 Cade), whose dam was Amorett
(the Little Hartley Mare), by Bartlet's Childers, and Captain Vernon's
In April of 1753 at Newmarket he
won the 100 guineas Subscription Plate, over the Round Course and
carrying 10 stone, easily defeating Lord Eglintoun's Lightfoot for the
second time. Later at Nottingham he beat Lord March's Danby Cade (b c
1747 Cade), whose dam was South's dam and the great grandam of
(b c 1774), in two heats to gain the King's Plate. At York he walked
over for the Gentleman's Subscription Purse of 400 guineas, and later
won King's Plates at Lincoln and Newmarket in October.
In April of 1754 at Newmarket
Bandy lost the King's Plate to Lord Strange's Sportsman (c 1747 Derby
Whitefoot), but later in May avenged his loss by beating Sportsman, over
the Beacon Course with each carrying 8 stone 7 pounds, in a match for
500 guineas. [Pick 1:118]